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Uninsured Children

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday. While not a big jump statistically — the share...

2018 Children’s Budget Summit Highlights: It’s Time to Stop Shortchanging Our Children

Last week, First Focus hosted the 2018 Children’s Budget Summit to introduce the 11th annual release of its signature publication, Children’s Budget 2018, which captures recent spending trends across nearly 200 federal programs benefitting...

4 Takeaways From Trump’s Plan To Rescind CHIP Funding

President Donald Trump wants to employ a rarely used budget maneuver called “rescission” to eliminate $15 billion in federal spending, including $7 billion from the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Administration officials insist the...
Boost Oral Health

A New Effort to Boost Children’s Oral Health and Family Success

While you might not think about your oral health until you suffer from dental pain, tooth decay remains the most chronic condition among children nationwide. It can hurt a child’s ability to eat, sleep,...
Bargaining Chips

Our Children’s Welfare Makes a Great Bargaining Chip

The welfare of children and families is not a partisan issue. At least, it shouldn’t be. And yet, beginning Jan. 19 the United States experienced a three-day government shutdown. While politicians on both sides refused...
DACA, CHIP, Trafficking Bills

DACA, CHIP, and Human Trafficking Are Top Child Welfare Issues in Congress

Health care, human trafficking, and immigration are pressing child welfare issues and the focus of bills introduced into Congress at the end of 2017. Leading into the new year, many of these bills have...
DACA and DREAMERS

The State of Play for DACA and Dreamers

On Friday morning, Congress passed the Bipartisan Budget Act which included important gains for children and families such as: An additional four-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), to bring it up...
Why is Medicaid So Critical

Why is Medicaid So Critical? Let’s Get Personal.

Beginning in 2017, there has been an unprecedented assault on Medicaid, the health care program for the most vulnerable Americans, including low-income children and families, children and adults with disabilities, pregnant women, children in...

Podcast: ‘What The Health?’ CHIP (Finally) Gets Funded

 Three and a half months after funding expired for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP is finally refinanced, this time for six years. That was one of several health policies attached to the short-term...

Congress Must Now End the “CHIP Cliff”

Congressional passage of the latest Continuing Resolution (CR) includes a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is a huge and welcome relief for the nine million children and families that...

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